verb (used with object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.
verb (used without object), ar·bi·trat·ed, ar·bi·trat·ing.
- arbitration bar,
- arbitration, the,
Origin of arbitrate
Examples from the Web for arbitrate
Back in 2010, we assumed we had a way to “arbitrate” the budget problem with the Simpson-Bowles Commission.
A dozen broils that Jim had been postponing for Belle to arbitrate had now to be considered.The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
After the quarrel had dragged on for five years, it was finally, in 1892, decided to arbitrate it.
For Bryan was willing to arbitrate even Germany's right to drown American citizens on the high seas.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
Word Origin for arbitrate
1580s (arbitrable is recorded from 1530s), "to give an authoritative decision," from Latin arbitratus, past participle of arbitrari "be of an opinion, give a decision," from arbiter (see arbiter). Meaning "to act as an arbitrator" is from 1610s. Related: Arbitrated; arbitrating. The earlier verb form was arbitren (early 15c.).